nearvideo second migrant child to die in U.S. custody, CBP reports
Several lawmakers a letter signed on Friday in search of the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection to open an investigation into the death of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy, while he was in U.S. custody.
Felipe Gomez Alonzo dies, the second child, in these circumstances, in this month, after the earlier death of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal.
The letter to Tom Udall, D was released on Twitter by Sen.-N. M. It was under Martin Heinrich, D-N. M.; Kamala Harris, D-Calif signed by Sens..; and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Rep. Ray Ben Lujan, D-N. M.
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The document, which officials have been mentioned, including Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, said the boy’s death was “acceptable.”
“We seek immediate answers from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and CBP about how you will ensure the health and safety of the children at our borders, adequately train CBP agents and officers, and allocate resources, and to prevent such tragedies happening in the future,” the letter said.
The boy and his father came to the United States in El Paso, Texas, Dec. 18 and were taken to the Border Patrol’s Alamogordo station a few days later, according to the Guatemala Ministry of foreign Affairs.
An agent first “noted that the child showed signs of a possible disease,” on Monday and brought the boy and his father to a medical center in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the boys received the diagnosis of a “cold” immigration officials said previously.
GUATEMALA BOY, 8, DIES IN US BORDER PATROL CUSTODY
In front of the child she is leaving the hospital, although the staff recognized that a fever. They dismissed the boys in the midafternoon with recipes for amoxicillin and Ibuprofen.
Later in the evening, the child “, issued by nausea and vomiting, and transmitted back” to the facility for examination and treatment, CBP said. He died at midnight.
An autopsy performed on the boy at the beginning of this week showed that he had the flu, New Mexico, authorities said on Thursday. But more testing is needed to be carried out before the cause of death could be clearly determined, the New Mexico office of the Medical Investigator said in a statement.
The lawmakers ” letter pointed out that after his dismissal, was brought to the young, to a temporary facility, citing a timeline of CBP. Such facilities “are not designed for overnight custody, but CBP routinely used these facilities in this way, and the detention of persons for long periods of time because of the administration policy,” the document says.
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The letter also confirms the Nielsen pledge for all the children in the future to get a “more thorough” medical screening following fears.
“It is now time for the CBP for the re-evaluation of the policies and procedures for the care and treatment of children,” the letter said.
The legislature gave a Jan. 15 deadline for responses to a series of questions, including “complete accounting and documentation of DHS, CBP, and DHS Office of Inspector General on their investigation into Felipe ‘s death”, as well as a briefing on what they have discovered.
Fox News, Greg Norman, Amy Lieu, and Frank miles contributed to this report.